Originally Posted by cincyinco
Bailey would easily be a starting point, and a good one at that. He's entirely young enough you can still spin the hype on his potential and stuff. This has been Jocketty's speciality if I am not mistaken - that is, shining up the parts and selling them for more than they really are. He did it countless times in St. Louis as I recall.
There are plenty of intriguing prospects behind Bailey. I agree with membangel, try to also sell Stubbs if you can. I still am not sold on his future either way right now, but there's too much gray area - get rid of the risk if you can use it to get a player of Grienke's calibur.
Bailey at this point, would at best get a Kyle Lohse type. He is no longer considered a power arm and that is what this board is missing. Steriods? Don't ask me. But the Reds tried HARD to move him over the offseason and they couldn't find takers.
The Reds Thompson,Valaika,Maloney who all probably have more value than Bailey.